Today’s coping tip is to change your normal routine today and notice how you feel.
I am a person who likes a routine. While I travel a lot and engage in different things, I still like a routine of sorts, even on the road. I get a little stressed (sometimes a lot) when I lose control of my routine.
My normal routine is often to wake up and eat early, then start my day with work, meetings, etc. That’s been what I’ve done for years.
I’m going to switch a bit and try to do some work or workouts before I eat. This year has been a year of working on my diet, learning to be better, and more importantly, lose weight. It’s worked well, but I want to try something new.
For the next week or two I want to get up and go to the gym, or go to work, without eating at first. I’m seeing if a bit of light fasting helps or changes my view. I’ll have water, or black coffee if I work, but no food for a couple hours.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.